(Reuters) - Air Canada and its pilots’ body have agreed to a 10-day negotiation period to re-start talks which ended in a strike last week.
The negotiation period will begin following the appointment of an arbitrator by the minister of labor, Air Canada and the Air Canada Pilots Association said in a statement.
The airline has been in dispute with a number of unions, including the one representing its pilots. It wants to set up a discount airline to help its bottom line at a difficult time for the aviation sector, while the unions oppose the plan, fearing job security.
The agreement comes a week after ACPA pilots went on a strike that was deemed illegal by Canada’s labor board.
Both parties have agreed to a media blackout during the negotiations. (Reporting by Sruthi Ramakrishnan in Bangalore; Editing by Robert Birsel)